Cathar Country Tours of Cathar Castles in the Languedoc, France.

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Cathar Country Tours
Historical Tours of Cathar Castles in deep rural France
Led by James McDonald



Tour of Medieval Cité of Fanjeaux

 

Fanjeaux

 

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Tour Options

  • One day scheduled tours
  • One day of three-day scheduled tours
  • One day of one-Week scheduled tours

This tour is usually combined with a visit to Prouille & Montreal

 

Tour Access Difficulty Rating

 

Easy walk, c15 mins access

 

Scheduled Tour Dates & Times

For the latest scheduled tour dates, see scheduled Tour Dates

Times for the day tour: 9am - 5 pm

 

What You'll See

 

Medieval Cité: The vestiges of the medieval walled city constructed by Bernard de Castenet, Bishop of Albi

St Dominic's House

House of the "dominicaines de la Sainte-Famille" in the old couvent Des frêres prêcheurs on the site of the The Château de Durfort in Fanjeaux

Seignadou - site of Sant Dominic's supposed Miracle of Seignadou

Fanjeaux Church, Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, site of another of Saint Dominic's supposed miracles

Views over the Lauragaise

 

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Roman Fanjeaux (Fanum Jovis)
  • Fanjeaux and Catharism
  • Fanjeaux and Troubadours
  • Fanjeaux and the Albigensian Crusade
  • Saint Dominic, his preaching campaign
  • Saint Dominic's miracles at and around Fanjeaux
  • Saint Dominic and the founding of Prouille
  • Dominicans and the Inquisition
  • Cathar debates
  • Cathar v Catholic Theology
  • Vestiges of Catharism

 

Tour Start Point

Rue des Fargues where it meets the Place du Treil,
11270 Fanjeaux,
Aude,
Languedoc-Roussillon,
France

Lat. N 43.185387
Long. E 2.035011

 

 

Tour Leader

James McDonaldThe tour is lead by the author James McDonald. James has extensive experience as a public speaker and broadcaster, and lives locally in the heart of Cathar Country. His has an encyclopedic knowledge of all aspects of Catharism and its history in the Languedoc. He is an author and the translator of Voltaire's work on the Cathars, published in English as "The Crusade Against the People of the Languedoc".

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Saint Dominic and his "Miracle of the Fire" at Fanjeaux

 
 
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